The Witch’s Ladder


A ‘Witch’s Ladder’ is a multi-purpose tool in witchcraft. It can be utilized for wishing, money, healing, breaking bad habits, security, and more.

You will need the following items for this spell:

Thread/Rope/Yarn Trinkets of your choice

Casting Instructions for ‘The Witch’s Ladder’

A ‘witch’s ladder’ is a form of knot magic which originates from many years back. The first known witch’s ladder to record was found in an old house in Somerset, England, among six brooms. This was in the year 1878.

The ladder is composed from three bits string, yarn, wool or rope, however when used in cursing particularly, some prefer to weave hair into the ladder. Trinkets such as charms, feathers, beads, bones are braided into the ladder.

Nowadays, the witch’s ladder is mostly used for binding, recovery, cursing, protection, wish spells and recovery. It was believed that witches of old cast a death spell over a person by tying the knots and then concealing the cord, and the only way to undo the spell was supposed to find the hidden cord and untie each knot.

Of course, the witch’s ladder is not restricted to those uses. It is said variation in the colour of this string/yarn/etc used represents a different use for the ladder. Some common ones are:

Green for money,
Red for passion,
White for creativity,
Black to stop bad habits,
Brown for balance,
Yellow for happiness,
Orange for health,
Blue for peace,
Purple for wisdom.

Frequently when I’m travelling, I carry my own ladder with me as they are said to promote safe travel.

Although ladders are usually made for as part of a particular spell, in other situations, the knots or beads are used to attain track of reproduction in a spell or incantation, somewhat alike to Rosary beads.

Incantations are spoken throughout the production process to empower the talisman to do its creator’s bidding. According to an article, The Witches’ Ladder, an example of a witch’s ladder chant and knot placement is as follows:

According to the guide, “At the tying of the last knot, all of the energy is directed into the cord and its knots, with a last visualization of the object of the work. The electricity has been increased and is now ‘stored’ in these knots in the cord.”

Often the number of knots represent a particular intent. By way of example, seven is believed to symbolize safety and security. If one wanted to get a witch’s ladder specifically for the intention of such, seven knots could be tied to the ladder.

Here’s an example of an incantation used when creating a Normal 9 knot ladder:

By knot of one, my spell has started.
By knot of two, it is going to come true.
By knot of three, so mote it be.
By knot of four, this power I shop.
By knot of five, my spell is living.
By knot of six, the spell I fix.
By knot of seven, events I’ll leaven.
It will be fate.
By knot of nine, what is done is mine.

The power has been raised and is now ‘stored’ in these knots, beads, feathers and at the cord.

You can tie the ends of the ladder together and use it like a necklace for security on your individual or hang it somewhere near where it is needed such as your bed head or seat.

If you want to use it for healing you untie and release the items in the knots like this:

You must release the knots one at a time, one per day, for nine consecutive days. Release them in precisely the same order in which they had been tied. As the knots have been released the energy that was put to them releases and is employed for the purpose that the ladder was created for. You can either bury the beads etc or keep them in a safe place.

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